Escitalopram (Lexapro, Cipralex)
Studies of escitalopram have found some benefit in children and adolescents with ASDs, although dose-related adverse effects may limit its use. *There are currently no published studies of escitalopram in adults with ASDs. Improvements may include reductions of Irritability, Lethargy, Stereotypy, Hyperactivity, and Inappropriate Speech.
Dosages range from 10 to 20 mg/day.
Side effects may include irritability and hyperactivity and are known to increase with higher doses.